Time to flutter away with a butterfly drawstring bag….

I recently made a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company to make a drawstring butterfly bag using their lovely Greyson fat quarter set. 

This tutorial is available over on their blog along with lots of other great projects:


Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

I recently put together a tutorial to make a sort stop for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Just Bake fat quarter set. 

I was fighting a loosing battle against the wind and trying to keep a door open today until I remembered I had recently made this – problem solved! It also reminded me I hadn’t got around to uploading it on here so I suppose I can’t complain about the wind too much! 
The tutorial is available on their blog to make your very own:


Perfect for a little competition – a fun bean bag target game….it’s time to get practising! 

Completely forgot to upload the link to this tutorial last year after gifting it to a friend and not being able to put it up on here until they had received it. Finally dawned on me I had forgotten after playing a game with them at the weekend. Think I need to make another one so I can get practising – I didn’t do well at all! 

This target game will provide hours of fun for all the family, and it can also be easily taken out and about with you as it all fits into a handy drawstring bag. The tutorial can be found over on the craft cotton company blog along with lots of other great tutorials: 


Make your very own herd with this Fabric elephant tutorial…

This sewing tutorial uses the lovely bright colours of The Craft Cotton Company’s Indian Garden fabric range.  I love the bright bold colours and patterns of this range, they are perfect for summer.

I don’t think it’s possible to make too many of these, and I think this herd will be growing very soon! 

The tutorial is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog: 

Paisley Bird pillow tutorial

I completed this sewing tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Paisley Bird fabric range. I love the bright colours and the bird detail of these fabrics, they are sure to brighten up any day. 

The tutorial to make one is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company Blog:  

Brighten up any post Christmas blues with these colourful sprocket pillows 

I made these sprocket cushions for the Craft Cotton Company, using their Indian garden fabric range. The colours and patterns in this range are gorgeous and they were perfect for using to make these pillows. I started with the biggest first and to start thought I might have made it a bit too small so made the template bigger – turns out though it would have been fine at the first size I was going to use as it came out much much bigger than I was thinking it would! 
I have also completed a tutorial if you would like to make your own, it’s available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog: 


Patchwork drawstring bag – part 2! 

Since my last patchwork drawstring bag I’ve been making a bit more progress through the Christmas makes. Am actually getting trough them a bit quicker than I was expecting so am hopeful I might actually get everything finished! I really want one of these bags for myself, but that will have to wait for now!

I used the very cute scotty dog fabric by The Craft Cotton Company for this one,  and can’t wait for the recipient to open it!
Pattern for this is from Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 40.

Patchwork mug cosy and coaster tutorial 

How cute is this scotty dog fabric by The Craft Cotton Company, I couldn’t wait to get started using it when I arrived! 

This mug cosy and marching coaster would make the perfect Christmas gift, and will keep drinks both warm and looking fantastic too! The added bonus of these is they are quick to make – perfect when your gift makes list is dauntingly long! 

The free tutorial to make your own is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog: 


Fabric storage boxes tutorial 

These fabric storage boxes are perfect for tidying away all those loose bits and pieces, they also have the added bonus of looking so much better than a plain plastic or cardboard box.  

These would make great Christmas gifts, and are ideal for the crafter that you know with the small square boxes being ideal for small sewing items such as quilting clips, the larger square boxes are great for putting in larger sewing items, and the large rectangular ones are the exact size for keeping your fat quarters all together in one place.  Aside from making great gifts for crafters they are also perfect for non-sewing related storage such as storing make-up or jewellery.
I had great fun making these, I ended up liking the ones I made for gifts so much I ended up making more so I could keep some myself! 

The tutorial for these is available over on the Craft Cotton Company blog: